Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)

Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)

King Goodwill Zwelithini was the Zulu Nation's eighth ruler, and with a traditional polygamist lifestyle, he had five wives and even more children. Sadly, in May 2021, he passed away, and the family is squabbling over who has the right to take their father's title. Some of Goodwill's daughters have taken sides, so let us take a deeper look at these modern-day Zulu princesses and how they have represented the South African royal family.

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Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
King Goodwill was the leader of the Zulu nation for almost 50 years. Photo: @Sowetan LIVE
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Read on with Briefly.co.za to view some of King Zwelithini's daughters' images and discover more about their lineage, birth dates, and spouses.

King Zwelithini's daughters

This great leader was a proud father to several daughters, namely Ntandoyesizwe, Sibusile, Snethemba Bati, Nombuso, Nandi, Ntandoyenkosi Ka Zwelithini Ngcaweni, Ntombizosuthu Ka Zwelithini Duma and Bukhosibemvelo Zulu. His offspring are spread out between five wives, as is the traditional Zulu polygamist practice.

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Princess Nombuso Zulu

  • Date of birth: 25 December 1973
  • Age: 49 in 2022
  • Mother: Queen Sibongile Dlamini
  • Husband: Seshi Chonco (divorced)

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Born on Christmas Day in 1973, Princess Nombuso is the daughter of Queen Sibongile Dlamini, the first wife of the late King Goodwill. In July 2005, she wed Seshi Chonco, who paid the traditional "ilobolo" comprising of 17 herd of cattle and R50,000 in cash. Sadly, the couple parted ways just two years later.

Princess Ntandoyenkosi Zulu

  • Full name: Ntandoyenkosi Ka Zwelithini Ngcaweni
  • Date of birth: 1982
  • Mother: Queen Sibongile Dlamini
  • Husband: Busani Ngcaweni

In 2005, Princess Ntandoyenkosi was granted the title of "Head of the Zulu Maidens" by her father. On 20 August 2008, she became the wife of the Presidential Deputy Director-General, Busani Ngcaweni. The couple share a brood of children, named Nellie Tembe, Vukile Tembe, Zamatonga, Mbali, and Nosipho.

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Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu

Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
Her Majesty Queen (Ndlunkulu) Mayisela-Zulu with Princess Nondumiso, Queen(Ndlunkulu) MaNgubane-Zulu, Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu and Tembe iNdlunkulu. Photo: @GPMadamSpeaker
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  • Date of birth: 1976
  • Mother: Queen Mantfombi Dlamini
  • Husband: Moses Tembe

Princess Ntandoyesizwe Zulu is the firstborn of Queen Mantfombi Dlamini's three daughters. The former model and beauty queen is currently married to Moses Tembe, with whom she runs a business dynasty.

Princess Sibusile Zulu

  • Date of birth: 1972
  • Mother: Queen Buhle Mamathe

Princess Sibusile Zulu was shot in the leg and suffered brain injuries during a gang attack on a royal home in KwaMashu, a black settlement near Durban. During the incident, her mother was also wounded.

Princess Nandi Zulu

Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
She was named after Queen Nandi the mother of the Zulu King Shaka. Photo: @ Edwin Leshalabe
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  • Date of birth: 30 May 1977
  • Mother: Queen Buthle MaMathe
  • Husband: Mfundo Mtirara (divorced)

From the age of three to six, Princess Nandi travelled between Swaziland and SA. Mfundo Mtirara, the leader of the BaThembu tribe in the Eastern Cape, presented 150 head of cattle as "ilobolo" before the two were wed.  The couple, however, divorced after two years, and the Princess was bound to secrecy by royal decree, refusing to reveal how the relationship failed.

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Princess Snethemba Bati

  • Date of birth: 1989
  • Mother: Queen Sibongile Dlamini

Sinethemba Bati Zulu was born in 1989, and, at 33 years old, she is the youngest of Queen Dlamini's daughters. She is a student at the University of Witwatersrand, and she is studying International Relations.

Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
His Majesty, the King of the Zulu nation, Goodwill Zwelithini and his wives. Photo: @Mpume Mavundla
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Princess Ntombizosuthu

  • Full name: Ntombizosuthu Ka Zwelithini Duma
  • Date of birth: 1979
  • Mother: Queen Sibongile Dlamini
  • Husband: Mbongiseni Duma

As the middle child of Queen Sibongile Dlamini, this princess will be 43 years old in 2022. Her husband, Mbongiseni Duma, allegedly paid an "ilobolo" valued at $1 million for her hand in marriage. Princess Ntombizosuthu is an entrepreneur who, with her spouse, runs Strategic Persuasions and Zamalwandle Transport Logistics.

Princess Bukhosibemvelo Zulu

Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
Princess Bukhosibemvelo Zulu is a qualified beauty technician. Photo: @KhayaJames
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  • Full name: Ntandoyenkosi Ka Zwelithini Ngcaweni
  • Date of birth: 1985
  • Mother: Shiyiwe Mantfombi MaDlamini Zulu
  • Husband: Sipho Nyawo

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Princess Bukhosibemvelo Zulu Nyawo and her uncle, Prince Mbonisi Zulu, are alleged to have written the ruler a letter asking him to relinquish power.

“Princess Bukhosibemvelo has made it clear that the only person who is supposed to be on the throne is Prince Simingaye, King Misuzulu’s younger brother.”

King Zwelithini's wives

  • MaDlamini (born Sibongile Winifred Dlamini) (m. 27 December 1969)
  • Buthle MaMathe
  • Mantfombi Dlamini (m. 1973)
  • Mchiza, Nompumelelo (m. 25 July 1992)
  • Mafu, Zola Zelusiwe (m. 2004)
Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
Queen Mantfombi Dlamini held the position of Great Wife, making her the senior wife in charge of the household's affairs, before her passing in 2021. Photo: @Duma FM
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Who is the first wife of Zwelithini?

This title is up for debate. Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, despite being the third wife, rose to the position of Great Wife, and King Zwelithini's eldest son, Misuzulu Zulu, has taken his father's title.

Queen Sibongile, King Zwelithini's first wife, is presently fighting in court for a share of her late husband's assets based on the fact that she was the first to marry him and they were married in community of property.

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List of King Zwelithini wives and children (with images)

Princess Ntandoyenkosi and Princess Ntombisuthu Zulu, her two daughters, are disputing the legitimacy of the king's will, saying that certain signatures are counterfeit. King Zwelithini's siblings, on the other hand, stand by Misuzulu Zulu's claim to the title.

Does Zwelithini have sons?

Out of all his many daughters, let us not forget to mention the male heirs. Sadly, the Zwelithini's first born son, Prince Lethukuthula, passed away in December 2020 due to a drug overdose.

Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
King Zwelithini's sons images show the potential leaders of the Zulu nation. Photo: @Ntshuxeko Knowledge Mkansi
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The Zulu heirs

  • Queen MaDlamini's son, Prince Lethukuthula Zulu (1970)
  • Prince Dennis Njeru Mucheke, aka Charles (1984)
  • King Misuzulu Zulu (by Queen Mantfombi) (23 September 1974)
  • Prince Shlobosenkosi Zulu (via Queen Buhle MaMathe) (1988)

Does Misuzulu have a child?

The Zulu nation's current King is Misuzulu Sinqobile Hlomesakhishlangu kaZwelithini, who was born on 23 September 1974. He is the proud father of three boys, who stand a chance to inherit the throne in the years to come. He has two children with his wife, Ntokozo Mayisela, and another with amaMpondo royalty's Princess Wezizwe Sigcau.

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Who are King Zwelithini daughters and where are they today? (with images)
King Zwelithini's funeral was a private, nighttime ceremony with only men in attendance. Photo: @ LighthouseNewsZimbabwe
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King Zwelithini daughters have lived out their lives as South African Zulu Princesses. Sadly, since their father and the Queen Reagent's deaths, these sisters seem divided. The Royal Zulu family are in disputes regarding which of their brother are entitled to rule the kingdom, as not all believe that King Misuzulu has a valid right to the throne.

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Briefly.co.za has more to report on the South African Royal family feud. Queen Sibolgile Dlamini-Zulu recently appealed to invalidate her late husband King Goodwill Zwelithini's traditional marriages following his death last year.

Dlamini-Zulu is now attempting to get half of Zwelithini's inheritance through judicial action. In addition to the application, King Misuzulu's elevation to the throne is being challenged by the Queen's two daughters. Read on with Briefly.co.za for more insights.

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